Open Call for Installation Artists 2024

Application CLOSED for Blue Ox 2024. Chosen applicants will be contacted and announced in April.

Visual artists are invited to be a part of the Blue Ox Music Festival experience, June 27-29 at the Pines Music Park in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Do you have a beautiful and engaging project you want to share with the Blue Ox community? Here’s your chance…

Fill out the below application before midnight on March 31st to be considered for selection.


To complete this application, please make sure that you’re prepared to include a few images for upload and information about your installation experience. We are looking to place your art in a variety of difference high trafficked areas of the festival grounds. We envision projects to be placed around the performance areas, walkways and campgrounds to enrich the experience of the festival.

We are most interested in pieces which include at least 1 of the following aspects:

  1. Interactivity
  2. Visual esthetic at night


All chosen applicants will receive:

  • Compensation anywhere between $50 and $600 towards the cost/time of creating your installation.
  • Access to the festival grounds on Wednesday, June 26th to set up/install your piece.
  • (2) 3-Day passes* to Blue Ox 2024 so that you (the artist) and one guest can set up and keep tabs on your installation throughout the duration of the festival and enjoy the music.

*If you are selected and have already purchased festival passes, then you will be reimbursed. You must provide your own transportation to and from the event.

**You will be liable to dismantle your piece on Sunday June 30th if you would like to take it home with you.

**This project is sponsored by Visit Eau Claire